Politicians and environmentalists are racing to address a “bee-pocalypse” – but the bees don’t need their help.
The White House finally appears ready to announce conclusions and policy recommendations from the Pollinator Task Force it appointed a year ago. Environmentalist groups eagerly await the decision. After clamoring and campaigning for years for government action, they hope to get tough restrictions on using innovative new insecticides called neonicotinoids.
Reports of honeybees rapidly disappearing are greatly exaggerated.